The increasing tension between man and boy pushes his mother into choosing between them, a choice devastating to Goob but the spur to becoming his own man.
In the middle of a heat wave in Fenland, England, Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping his Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When his Mum shacks up with swarthy stock car driving supremo and ladies’ man Gene Womack, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob’s world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fuelled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.